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Oreville Grist Mill / Landis Mill
Lancaster Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | 1813
Township: East Hempfield Twp. | Watersource: Little Conestoga Creek.


Oreville Grist Mill / Landis Mill

Large grist mill of 3.5 stories in height, 40'x60' in footprint built by John & Catherine Kauffman in 1813 on the Little Conestoga Cr. Succession of owners were as follows: Emmanial Kauffman , 1822; John Landis, 1828; perhaps Emmanial Reigart, 1840s/1850s; Jonathan Landis, 1864; J. & M. Landis, 1875; and John E. Landis, in 1899.

Oreville Grist Mill / Landis Mill

Abram Landis was the last operator and closed the mill in 1890 according to one source. The other source stated that the "Pike Grist Mill" was run by John Landis as late as 1899 and beyond. One over shot wheel powered the grindstones with water from a 1,500' headrace. The spent water exited the mill and rejoined the Conestoga Cr. after 50' tailrace journey. As with many old mills, it was used as a large chicken coop in 1969 and used for barn-type storage by 1992, when these shots were taken. Fair to good condition.

Oreville Grist Mill / Landis Mill

Location: (Franklin Metro Map #3067, D 11). Photo: **October 1992, Jim Miller**

"So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom."
(Psalm 90:12 JKV)
Directions: Northwest out of Lancaster city 5 mles to interchange with U.S. 30. Just past interchange and across from the Park City Center, turn left onto West Roseville Rd. Mill is back the road to the left side up against the U.S. 30 embankment.`
 
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